The average Proposal Coordinator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $50K annually. Total cash compensation for Proposal Coordinators runs from $39K to $72K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $3K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, Proposal Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Proposal Coordinators who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 84 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,762 - $71,664
$39K
$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $50,447
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$18.48 - $29.47
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MEDIAN: $23.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,762 - $71,664  
   
Bonus
$685 - $5,244  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,091  
Commission
$2,955  
Total Pay (?
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$39,030 - $71,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 304
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$18.48 - $29.47  
   
Overtime
$27.44 - $58.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$685 - $5,244  
   
Commission
$2,955  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,091  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,030 - $71,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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Job Description for Proposal Coordinator

The proposal coordinator's primary responsibility is to coordinate all of the necessary steps to deliver proposals to clients. The job comes with strict deadlines, as well as strict requirements to meet clients' quality standards and detailed requirements. Specific tasks performed by proposal coordinators include working on bids and conducting background research required for proposals, supporting various departments by performing related activities, and performing large amounts of writing and editing. As such, written and verbal communication skills are extremely important to this job, along with strong organizational skills, proficiency with basic computer programs, and strong analytical abilities.

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Proposal Coordinator Tasks

  • Coordinate and maintain team documentation efforts for responses to RFPs, RFIs, and other calls.
  • Analyze requirements and ensure that proposals meet requirements.
  • Edit and rewrite proposals, including creating templates and boilerplate text.
  • Draft proposals and communicate across teams to get input and meet deadlines.

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Popular Skills for Proposal Coordinator


Proposal Coordinators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Desktop Publishing, Adobe InDesign, Graphic Design, and Proposal Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office. For most people, competency in Microsoft Office indicates knowledge of Project Coordinating.

Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Proposal Coordinators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $48K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $58K. Proposal Coordinators bring in $58K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $63K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,356

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For Proposal Coordinators, busy Arlington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Proposal Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Reston (+15 percent), Houston (+15 percent), San Antonio (+13 percent), and San Francisco (+8 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Seattle (15 percent lower) and San Diego (13 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Proposal Coordinator

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
053
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Proposal Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Proposal Coordinator Salaries




Proposal Writing
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Project Coordinating
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$50,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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